This would depend on the Payment Method you’re using.
- If you’re using a Credit Card, you’ll be automatically signed up for automatic payments the moment you add your card details to your account.
- If you’re using PayPal, the Billing Agreement you had to open to use PayPal with us, is a Pre-Approved Automatic payment method.
At this time these are the only payment methods that would be able to be used automatically.
Do I Have to Give Any Special Permission for Automatic Payments to Be Enabled?
Simply agreeing to our Terms of Service when you create an order will be enough as it does state:
“You will be billed on an automatically recurring basis to prevent any disruption of your service(s). Said payments would be made using payment information on file with Hostwinds, such as Credit Card or PayPal.”